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Labor Pains: 7 Ways to Ease the Pain of Labor

Feb 1 2012 - 11:37am

We're excited to share this post from our partners at BabyCenter [1]! Every week, we will be bringing you the best parenting and lifestyle stories from the experts at BabyCenter, including this post from Nancy Johnson Horn about tips for easing labor pain [2].

[3]I remember going into labor over 6 years ago with my first child. When my water broke 11 days early I couldn’t remember a thing, other than "pick a focus point on the wall" and breathe.

Related: No, I'm Not Trying For a Girl [4]

But there’s more you can do to make labor go a little smoother. Recently, I spoke to Hope Garland, an Affiliated Bradley Instructor, www.blossombirth.net [5], who recommended these amazing tips. So, if you’re weeks or days away from childbirth — don’t panic, just print out (or bookmark it on your smartphone) this post so you can reference it when you go into labor.

Do you have any tips to make labor a little easier? What did or didn’t work for you?

More great stories from BabyCenter.com:
Quantity or quality time: Which matters more? [6]
Five reasons you need the Origami Stroller — now! [7]
The three greatest dangers for baby are . . . [8]
Seven ways to spread the love this Valentine's Day [9]
What do you say to pushy parents? [10]

Source: Flickr User bradleygee [11]

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